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From: "Bob & Elaine McDowell" <>
Subject: [GV] obit: Walker
Date: Mon, 29 Apr 2002 20:58:28 -0500

Amarillo Globe-News
Amarillo, Texas

SOUTH FORK, Colo. - Shirley Ann Franks Walker, 61, died Friday, April 26,

Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday in Memorial Park Funeral Home, Chapel of
Memories, 6969 E. Interstate 40, with Dr. Chester Beavers officiating.
Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.

Mrs. Walker was a longtime resident of South Fork. She died at her home
after a battle with cancer. She was born in Carey, Texas, on Aug. 5, 1940,
to Thomas E. and Vera A. Franks.

The family moved to Amarillo when she was 6 months old. She lived in
Amarillo from 1941 to 1984, 42 years, where she then met and married Horace
Walker on June 16, 1961.

Then she moved her family to South Fork remaining there for 18 years until
her death. She enjoyed the great outdoors of Colorado. She liked to go
jeeping in the summer and snowmobiling in the winter. She had a love of
birds and can now fly high with them.

She was preceded in death by a son, Kenneth S. Walker, on Nov. 3, 1988.

Survivors include her husband; a daughter, Janet Nelson of Grand Junction;
her parents, Thomas and Vera Franks of Amarillo; two brothers, Jimmy Franks
and Danny Franks, both of Amarillo; and a granddaughter, Sabrina Nelson of
Grand Junction.

The family suggests memorials be to Emmanuel Chapel of South Fork.

Amarillo Globe-News, April 29, 2002

Bob and Elaine McDowell
Amarillo, Texas

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